Turkey Has the Right to Defend Itself from Terrorism and WE Understand This: US Secretary of State
Turkey, Ankara /corr. Trend A.Alekperov / Turkey has the right to defend itself from the terrorism and we understand this, said the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, during her visit to Iraq. Rice also visited Iraq's city of Kirkuk to meet with the representatives of the regional administration and later visited Baghdad to hold talks with the State Head, Jalal Talibani and other senior officials of Iraq, Turkie reported. During the press conference also attended by the Foreign Minister of Iraq Khoshar Zebari, the US Secretary of State said: " Turkey, the USA and Iraq are holding joint actions against terrorism. We know that Turkey carried out military operations against PKK. We share this goal. In addition, we oppose any actions directed towards destabilizing the situation in North Iraq".
In his turn, Zebari said that the Turkey military people continue limited overland operations in North Iraq. The Iraqi Foreign Minister said: " Turkey has the right to take measures against terrorism. We also opposite terrorism of PKK," he said.